This week, we joined Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the SF County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) in welcoming a beautiful new bike parking facility at Civic Center Station.
Many thanks goes to Steve Beroldo, a manager of access programs at BART, whose work has helped to rapidly improve and increase bike parking at stations all throughout the BART system. In the press event on Tuesday, he stated their surveys show that one in four people who bring their bike on BART would prefer to park their bike at stations but are afraid of getting their bike stolen.
But what happens when you build attractive and secure bike parking like this?
The improvements at Civic Center Station include a new bike room that can hold up to 89 bikes, accessible with a BikeLink card. Don’t have a BikeLink card? An open area right next to the bike room can hold an additional 63 bikes, bringing the total spaces to 248 within Civic Center Station.
Civic Center Bike Station FAQ
1) Is it inside the fare gates? No. The two new bike rooms are outside the fare gate at the concourse level, so you can park there when you take Muni, BART or just want a safe place to park your bike at mid-Market.
2) How do I get a BikeLink card? Check out BikeLink’s FAQ here.
3) Is it free? The secure bike room costs 3 cents/hour to deter people from leaving their bikes there for extended periods of time. The open bike room is free.
4) Who funded this? This project was jointly funded by BART and by the SFCTA, who collects the half-cent sales tax for transportation.
5) Is it open yet? Heck yes! The bike room opened last week. Park away!